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MFA Application Bootcamp

MFA Application Bootcamp


This online workshop will help you target and strategically apply to MFA programs in order to continue your study of poetry at the graduate level. Through the Wet Ink workshopping platform, you'll receive peer and instructor feedback on your writing sample (10–12 pages, submitted with your registration), personal statement and other supporting documents—as well as an overview of the differences between funded and unfunded programs and how best to navigate the application process (i.e. number of applications to submit, aesthetic fit, faculty reputation, size of program, cost of living, etc). You'll be guided by Natalie Eilbert, a Columbia MFA graduate and former Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Instruction will include one-on-one conferences to answer more technical questions about the application process via phone/Facetime. Past bootcamp participants have earned admission and won fellowships to attend Iowa, Michigan, UT–Austin, NYU, Hunter, Columbia, Syracuse and Oregon, among other top MFA programs.

Workshop Details

  • Professor: Natalie Eilbert
  • Dates: October 15-November 18, 2019
  • Time: asynchronous
  • Location: online
  • Cost: $295
  • Class size: 6-12 students
  • Writing sample: 10-12 pages of poems
  • Registration deadline: SUN, OCTOBER 6, 2019
  • Earlybird discount: $15 off by SUN, SEPT 8, 2019